CARDINALS RB ROBINSON SETS RUSHING RECORD, LEADS GALAXY TO VICTORY; FRANKFURT & AMSTERDAM TO PLAY IN WORLD BOWL XIV
The match-up for Yello Strom World Bowl XIV is set!
The defending-champion Amsterdam Admirals, who qualified for a berth in the championship game in Week 9, will face the Frankfurt Galaxy, who defeated the Berlin Thunder 14-13 on Saturday to clinch a spot in World Bowl XIV this Saturday at LTU Arena in Dϋsseldorf (NFL Network, 12:00 PM ET).
Amsterdam won both regular-season contests this year between the teams. The clubs last faced each other in the championship game in 1995, when the Galaxy defeated the Admirals 26-22 in World Bowl ’95.
On Saturday, the Galaxy overcame an early 13-0 deficit in Berlin by scoring 14 unanswered points as running back BUTCHIE WALLACE scored twice. Frankfurt will play in its seventh World Bowl this Saturday, the most in league history.
“We’re happy to have the victory and get the opportunity to get back to the World Bowl,” said Galaxy head coach MIKE JONES. “We’re happy for the accomplishments of this team.”
Arizona Cardinals running back ROGER ROBINSON racked up 133 yards on the ground for Frankfurt, setting the NFL Europe single-season rushing record with 1,087 yards (MIKE GREEN, 1,057; Barcelona 2001). Robinson went over the 100-yard plateau for the seventh time this season, also a new league mark (JOE SMITH, 6; Rhein 2005).
“It feels great to win the rushing title,” said Robinson. “The offensive line did a great job. And I’d like to thank the coaching staff for believing in me. I’m very lucky to be here, and very luck to be around the people that I’m with.” In Amsterdam, the Admirals fell in their regular-season finale on Saturday by a 34-21 score to the Hamburg Sea Devils. “We are looking forward to World Bowl,” said Amsterdam head coach BART ANDRUS. “I am extremely proud of this team and what they have accomplished this year. They did some things that no other team has done in this league.”
The Sea Devils, who finished the season riding a three-game winning streak, scored twice on defense as New York Giants safety JASON SHIVERS returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown and linebacker SCOTT GENORD had a 42-yard interception-return touchdown.
The Rhein Fire finished the regular season with a 6-4 mark, defeating the Cologne Centurions 21-10 on Saturday at LTU Arena. Buffalo Bills running back FREDRICK JACKSON rushed for 154 yards for the Fire, including an 80-yard touchdown run. Dallas Cowboys quarterback DREW HENSON led Rhein with 133 yards and one touchdown.
NFL Europe League Standings
|Hamburg Sea Devils||3||6||1||.350||194||193|
*Clinched World Bowl berth
Week 10 Results
Frankfurt 14, BERLIN 13
Hamburg 34, AMSTERDAM 21
RHEIN 21, Cologne 10
World Bowl XIV Television Schedule
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Amsterdam vs. Frankfurt at Dϋsseldorf, Germany 12:00 PM ET (Live) NFL Network
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS - NFL EUROPE ALLOCATIONS
CB LANCE FRAZIER, Cologne Centurions Posted 29 tackles, 6 passes defensed and 1 INT.
WR SKYLER FULTON, Amsterdam Admirals Led NFL Europe with 53 catches and 992 yards. Ranked second with 7 TDs.
QB GIBRAN HAMDAN, Amsterdam Admirals Led league with 113.4 passer rating before being placed on injured reserve. Passed for 1,629 yards with 12 TDs.
DB BRANDON HAW, Frankfurt Galaxy Led NFL Europe with 5 INTs and had 25 tackles, 7 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble.
WR C.J. JONES, Berlin Thunder Averaged 24.7 yards per kickoff return and had 7 catches for 82 yards.
DE ALAIN KASHAMA, Cologne Centurions Posted 6 tackles and 1 pass defensed in 5 games played.
K RYAN KILLEEN, Amsterdam Admirals Led NFL Europe with 71 points, converting all 29 PATs and 14/17 FGs.
P GABE LINDSTROM, Cologne Centurions Had NFLEL-best 36.2 net-yard average and was second with 41.6 gross average.
TE KEITH WILLIS, Frankfurt Galaxy Caught 18 passes for 290 yards with 1 TD in 10 games.